According to a Colorado Rockies representative, first basemen Todd Helton was arrested for DUI in Thornton, Colorado on Wednesday morning.

Shortly after police released his mugshot, Todd Helton released a statement regarding his DUI arrest last night.

"I accept full responsibility for my actions. I humbly ask your forgiveness," he wrote. Read his full statement on Fox 31 KDVR's site.

Tell us, does Todd Helton's making a statement and trying to get ahead of this story warrant respect?  Or is it tough to forgive someone with deep pockets for not calling? cab.